What Is Open Education

  • Tue, 02/02/2016 - 15:19 by aatif

Open education is to expand the education learning throughout the world by sharing and re-mixing of educational resources. People who support open education system they believe that everyone in this world should have to access high quality of educational experiences and resources. Therefore it is important for individual and institutions to share digital learning and teaching resources over the Internet without any cost.

The idea of open educations is not new. Free and open sharing is prominent characteristics of education. Characteristics of education are sharing knowledge, share insights information, share new ideas etc. Internet play important role in free education planning. By utilizing the power of internet we spread free learning throughout the world.

How Open Education Can Take

Open education can take through different ways. Lets see some of these way.

Open education can take by free or low cost school, college or university educational institute.
Open education can take by open access to programs that lead to full, recognized qualifications.
Open education can take data open to anyone to use, reuse, and redistribute.
Open education can take by open textbooks, online textbooks which are free for used.
Open education can take place by research papers are made available online for free downloading.
Open education can take educational resources that instructors or learners can use for free.

Open Educational Resources

The foundation of open education is open educational resources(OER), it provide material for teaching and learning, provide software tool and services. It gives freedom of open development and reuse of content, tools and services. Open educational resources allow their users to freely retain, reuse, revise, redistribute and remix educational material.

Benefits Of Using Open Educational Resources

It save cost of students.
It provide access of more quality choices.
It provide guide material for course preparations.
It provide visibility of your research work to huge number of audience.
It provide author's scholarly work for scrutiny to others.
Enhance the availability of educational materials and increase its use.'
It enhance best practice internationally.